FAMILY TRADITION WILDLIFE STUDIO
Jeremy and Melissa Lee
Family Tradition Wildlife Studio is a full service business servicing all of middle Tennessee. We provide high quality professional work to our customers. At family tradition we strive to keep our prices down so that our customers can afford to have their work done. There is no job to big or too small for us to handle. And with over 15 years of experience we guarantee the best quality results in the industry.
Hydrographic Dipping aka. Camo Dipping
History of Family Tradition
In 1978 My father ken Lee found a raccoon dead on the side of the road on his way home from work. He wanted to have the raccoon mounted but could not afford the cost of the mount. So he decided to try and mount the raccoon himself. A few months later Ken completed the mount in a small storage building behind his house. At that point he knew he wanted to become a taxidermist. He pursued his dream and opened Frontier Taxidermy in 1980. This business quickly grew into one of the state’s largest and most recognized taxidermy businesses.
At the age of 10 I started to work with my father learning the art of taxidermy. Just like my father this became a passion for me. I became an award winning taxidermist at the age of 21. I imagined i would be a full time taxidermist the rest of my life. However this dream soon took a turn for the worse. In 2005 Ken Lee passed away suddenly of a Heart attack and I had to close the doors to my father’s Business. However I knew that someday I would return to doing taxidermy work full time. After my father’s death I entered the corporate America work environment and soon forgot about my dream of being a full time taxidermist.
Then in early 2010 my oldest daughter Skylar out of nowhere said “Daddy I want to learn to do what Granddaddy Ken used to do”. It took a couple of minutes for me to realize what she was talking about. But once I realized she was talking about taxidermy work it got me to thinking about it again. After talking with Melissa and thinking it over for a couple of days we decided to open the taxidermy business back up. We spent several weeks trying to come up with a name and then it hit us that Skylar would be the 3rdgeneration in our family to learn the art of taxidermy. So the Name Family Tradition Wildlife Studio was born. Since that time we have been turning out beautiful mounts and hope to once again grow into the state’s largest and most recognized taxidermy business.